Points of Controversy
10.2. Of the Path and Bodily Form
Theravādin: You must then be prepared to affirm also that bodily form is like the Path-factors subjective, having the mental attributes of adverting, ideating, co-ordinated application, attending, volition, anticipating, aiming. You deny this and rightly, for surely the opposite is true.
The three factors of the Path in which you deem things corporeal to be included—supremely right speech, action, livelihood—these, you affirm, are not subjective, not having the mental attributes above-named.
Mahīsāsakas, Sammitīyas and Mahāsaṅghikas: But you admit that supremely right speech, action, and livelihood are factors of the Path, and these are manifestations of corporeality. Surely then the practiser’s physical frame is included in the Path.